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Early in my career…

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Reading old clips from my first days as a small town newspaperman is a sad reminder that for me, “news” was definitely a four-letter word.… Read on.

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Culture

Why We Write: From Bylines to Blue Streaks

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Last year, a colleague of mine at the Future Journalism Project (a collective of reporters, editors and documentarians exploring “disruption, opportunity and innovation in journalism”) received a reader query that asked: “What is it about journalism that you love? Why … Read on.

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Culture

Covering the Apocalypse

I’ve often wondered what it might be like to be an embedded journalist during?Armageddon (sadly, my shrink would observe this says more about my career and the state of the industry than the end of the world). Happily, I’ve found … Read on.

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Culture

Clark Kent Laid Off, Starts Blog

Clark Kent, BloggerThe Daily Planet laid me off today. My editor Perry sauntered over to my cube, dropped his bristly knuckles on my desk and said, ?Clark, can I have a word?? Normally, this would be followed by a refresher on our … Read on.

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Lifestyle

The Fourth and Fifth Estates

A couple weeks back, a Sonoma Index-Tribune reader opined about the press in a letter to the editor in which he errantly referred to us as the “third estate.” We in the press are actually the fourth estate, so named … Read on.